Product Description

Course Outline:

Expand your understanding of physiological (including genetic) influences on brain process (such as memory) and human behaviour.

A standalone course that complements Biopsychology I

The Course covers the below topics

Evolution, Genetics and Experience

Research Methods in Biopsychology

Brain Damage

Recovery from Brain Damage

Drug Dependence

Brain Memory Language

Course Outcome:

Discuss how human behaviour is linked to evolution.

Explain how dominant traits are passed on to offspring by genetics.

Describe the relationship between gene expression and the genetic code.

Consider how studies of identical twins shed light on the development of differences among individuals.

Explain how CT and PET scans are used to obtain images of the brain.

Determine what invasive research methods have been employed to understand the brain and behaviour.

Consider how drugs are used to understand neurotransmitters and their effect on behaviour.

Explain how gene knockout and gene replacement techniques are used.

Outline methods of neuropsychological testing.

Determine how studying animal behaviour in the laboratory can be useful in understanding human behaviour.

List and define the most common causes of brain damage.

Explain the significance of neuron death.

Explain what happens during neural regeneration and neural degeneration.

Determine the function of slow and rapid neural reorganisation in the mammalian brain.

Determine the extent of neurotransplantation of replacement parts in the brain.

Explain the relationship between physical dependence on drugs and withdrawal syndrome.

Explore the extent to which neural mechanisms may be involved in addiction.

Determine what medial temporal lobe amnesia tell us about implicit and explicit memory.

Consider cerebral dominance through language lateralisation and left and right-handedness.

Consider evidence that suggests that the hemispheres of split-brain patients function independently.

Identify what we now know about lateralisation of function in the left and right hemispheres.

Evaluate the Wernicke-Geschwind model of cortical localisation of language.

Career Options:

Successful completion of the course will complement the below careers

  • Health Professionals
  • Sports Professionals
  • Counsellors
  • Psychologists

Course Duration:

100 hours of Study

Assessments

The difference between a good course and a bad course lies in the way you are assessed. Our assessments are designed is such a way that the student feels confident to move forward in the course as they complete each assessment. The feedback from the tutor not only reaffirms the student’s learning process but also gives an opportunity to the student to interact with the tutor regularly. Students are never penalised when their assignment work needs to be improved, rather they are given constructive feedback and requested to resubmit the section where they need improvement. Students do their assignment work at their own pace within the course duration and are not restricted by any deadlines which is the beauty of self-paced learning. The assessments will make the certificate achieved more credible and valuable to the student.

This course has approximately 8-10 assignments and 1 exam to complete the course successfully. You can opt out of the exam and receive a Certificate of Participation.

Payment Options:

We have upfront, monthly and weekly payment options for as little as $50 a week. You can enrol with the “Enrol Now” Button for upfront and monthly payment options. For weekly payment option CLICK HERE TO ENROL. You could also enrol with the below direct debit link if you want to enrol with Direct Debit or Phone or Filling in the application form. Please email us using the ‘Enquire now’ button or call us on 07 5689 1500 if you require any assistance. For credit card enrolments use the ‘Enrol Now’ button, For direct debit use the links below.

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